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Call to Action for Contracting Community

We Must Embrace Opportunity

Thank you Rich and good morning everyone. I appreciate so many of you coming out on this cold, January morning.

You might not know this, but James and I are neighbors. And during a casual get together late last year around the time of the election, he asked me if I would be willing to speak with you this morning-to share my predictions of the impact of the new administration on the local business community.

I admit I was somewhat wary in accepting this invitation. As we all know, predicting the future-partic-ularly when technology is involved--is a risky proposition. Just consider some of the predictions made over the years by industry pioneers...

At the dawn of the computer industry, IBM president Tom Watson predicted in 1943 that there was a world market for maybe five computers.

Three years later, Darryl Zanuck of 20th Century Fox said that television wouldn't last because people would get tired of staring at a plywood box.

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